Christian Memories of the Maccabean Martyrs by D. Joslyn-siemiatkoskiChristian Memories of the Maccabean Martyrs by D. Joslyn-siemiatkoski

Christian Memories of the Maccabean Martyrs

byD. Joslyn-siemiatkoski

Hardcover | October 13, 2009

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This book examines late antique and medieval devotional texts and materials, ranging from the eastern Mediterranean to northwestern Europe, related to the Maccabean martyrs. This unique group of people were Jews who died for the Mosaic Law before the birth of Jesus. Joslyn-Siemiatkoski demonstrates that Christian thinkers constructed memories of the Maccabean martyrs that simultaneously appropriated Jewish traditions and obscured the Jewish origins of Christianity.

Daniel Joslyn-Siemiatkoski is Assistant Professor of Church History at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, a founding member of the Graduate Theological Union, in Berkeley, California. His research focuses on the history of Jewish-Christian relations in the late antique and medieval periods. He received his Ph.D. from Boston Colleg...
Title:Christian Memories of the Maccabean MartyrsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pagesPublished:October 13, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230602797

ISBN - 13:9780230602793


Table of Contents

Introduction: Remembering the Maccabean Martyrs * The Earliest Memories of the Maccabean Martyrs and Resistance Culture * Late Antique Bishops and Memories of the Maccabean Martyrs * Memories of the Maccabean Martyrs in the Christian Medieval West * Jewish Saints and Christian Cities: Rhineland Traditions of the Maccabean Martyrs * Conclusion: Memories of the Maccabean Martyrs and Remembering History Ethically

Editorial Reviews

“Christian Memories of the Maccabean Martyrs is an eloquently written and richly documented study on interfaith devotion and commemoration of the Maccabean Martyrs from the early to late Medieval period. By examining how Christians appropriated and created collective memories of these Jewish martyrs alongside the parallel continuation and cultivation of memory and devotion of them among Jews, Joslyn-Siemiatkoski provides a model study on Jewish/Christian interfaith culture.”--Darleen Pryds, Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality and Medieval History, Franciscan School of Theology